Maybe it’s just me but until fairly recently I didn’t realize how big jerky has gotten over the years. I am sure everyone has tried some homemade beef jerky before, or if not I am almost willing to bet 95% of you have tried a Slim Jim at least once. I really started to take notice of its popularity when my wife went to Charlotte last March when she found a store mostly dedicated to jerky. She was nice enough to pick me up some Kangaroo jerky, and it was very tasty! Since then, I have noticed bigger jerky selections (not just the standard beef) in stores and I have seen more and more online. So when this set of goodies showed up for me to review, I wasn’t that surprised to find a package of jerky. I’m pretty stoked about this, actually!
USDA Choice Premium Beef, Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Wine, High Fructose Syrup, Vinegar, Spices, Onion Powder, Succinic Acid, Garlic, Sodium Benzoate and Dehydrated Ground Ghost Chili
I notice right off the bat the usage of the ghost chili! Beautiful dried red flakes all over this jerky. The ghost chili happens to be in my top two peppers along with the Thai. They even used some of the seeds. Loving that! Upon first taste, the taste of beef hits and not sure exactly what hits next; the soybean, garlic, and onion flavors are fighting for attention. The jolokia flavor starts to show up before you swallow, which is when the inevitable ghost heat makes an entrance. The heat isn’t killer, but it’s absolutely a punch to the throat. The more you eat the hotter it gets. I have exactly one piece left and had to stop for a minute when it finally caught up to me. This is a very consistent and a well-balanced product as far as flavor is concerned. For those who might not yet be in on the jerky trend, it might be time to jump on and join me! For Pasquale’s Ghost Chili Beef Jerky, the heat is Madness and the flavor is Nice.